Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260
I got this sansa player last chrismas and it always working right.
I was listening to my favorite song, suddenly it got the sign "bad track". so i plug it in my computer to delete that song. I got problem while delete the song, i can't delete it. that's when the sansa player crashed. when i unplug it, it got really blurry and it barely working. i tried to turn it on but every time i tried the screeen got really blurry and nothing happen. one thing, the time is still working right.

Posted by duynguyen on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I tried to get a copy of the owners manual online, but I cannot sign up for it. I want to know how to delete things on the player and how to change what I am listening to, and to correct the volume. It is too loud and I can't lower the volume.

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Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
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http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 23, 2008

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